Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Maritime & Fisheries News

Government Europa brings you the latest Maritime & Fisheries News from across the field of European Government Policy.

biofuels in shipping

Biofuels in shipping could reduce maritime emissions

The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) held a debate yesterday at New York’s Climate Change Week on the potential for use of biofuels in shipping. With...
maritime careers

Maritime careers programme to support women into sector

The UK government has launched a series of programmes promoting maritime careers to young people, with particular focus on encouraging women into the sector. The...
brexit and ports

Brexit and ports: a potential game changer

The Chief Executive of the British Ports Association calls for the UK to provide pro-investment transport strategies after Brexit. Since the UK’s referendum on EU...
maritime sustainability

Maritime sustainability initiatives must increase to meet targets

Industry professionals have called for increased action to ensure maritime sustainability as stricter emissions rules approach. In 2020 the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) new restrictions...
revised energy taxation directive

Revised Energy Taxation Directive: maritime industry weighs in

A consortium of European maritime industry bodies has issued an opinion on the European Commission’s proposals for a revised Energy Taxation Directive. The European Community...
port decarbonisation

Port decarbonisation to reduce shipping emissions

At the annual ESPO conference in May 2019, Dr Martin Stopford, President of Clarkson Research Services Ltd, discussed the ways in which the shipping...
zero emission shipping

Zero emission shipping on the horizon with UK funding announcement

The UK government has announced £1m (€1.12m) in funding for innovation in low and zero emission shipping technologies. The funding will be delivered through MarRI-UK,...
ten-t review

TEN-T review must account for evolution of ports

The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has developed a series of proposals for consideration in the European Commission’s TEN-T review. The Commission’s comprehensive review of...
sustainable autonomous shipping

Sustainable autonomous shipping: a step change in open ocean transport

With its wave motion-propelled Jospa Tug, Irish SME Jospa Ltd has developed a sustainable autonomous shipping solution. Having worked in wave energy research and development...
baltic sea fishing

Baltic Sea fishing: NGOs welcome stricter limits, urge further action

A raft of environmental bodies have welcomed a European Commission proposal for stricter limits on Baltic Sea fishing. The Commission’s proposed total allowable catch (TAC)...

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